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Using Electronic Tools and Resources to Meet the Challenges of Anatomy Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

A new interesting article has been published in Anat Sci Educ. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1002/ase.1831. Review and titled:

Using Electronic Tools and Resources to Meet the Challenges of Anatomy Education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Authors of this article are:
Gbolahan Balogun W.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Anatomy education forms the foundation of a successful medical education. This has necessitated the development of innovative ideas to meet up with current realities. Despite these innovative ideas, there are challenges facing anatomy education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Problems such as inadequate teaching experts and outdated curricula have made anatomy education in sub-Saharan Africa uninviting and disinteresting. Several interventions have been suggested, such as the procurement of teaching tools and upgrading of teaching infrastructure. However, in this age of information technology; anatomy education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa could benefit from the integration of electronic tools and resources. This article explores the electronic tools and resources such as three-dimensional printing, educational games, and short videos that are readily available for the teaching of anatomy in sub-Saharan Africa. The author concludes by discussing how these electronic tools and resources can be used to address many of the challenges facing anatomy education in sub-Saharan Africa.

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